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WELCOME to your daily club-by-club round-up of Premier Football gossip based on our unique Football Whispers Index – don’t forget the hottest Whispers are those closest to 5.0…


  • West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans missed the Baggies' EFL Cup shoot-out exit to Northampton Town with a hip injury according to boss Tony Pulis – could that rule him out of a move to the Emirates? (3.8)
  • Arsène Wenger is also keen to add a striker to his ranks, and the links to Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette are refusing to go away. (3.9)
  • Although sneaking up the charts today is a rival bid to Everton's £17 million offer for Deportivo La Coruna's hotshot Lucas Perez. (1.9)


  • It looks like Bournemouth are on the beach again today – Eddie Howe seems content with his squad at his point, with no Whispers today.
  • One signing already making an impact is defender Marc Wilson, who scored the winner in last night's EFL Cup Second Round tie at Morecambe – his previous goal came in 2010.


  • The Clarets are considering making a move to sign FC Basel’s 28-year-old Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, as Sean Dyche looks to bolster his midfield options. (2.0)


  • West Ham United have continued their talks with out-of-favour Frenchman Loic Remy today – whether a loan or permanent deal will be agreed remains to be seen. (4.3)
  • The Blues have not given up hope of landing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly despite Napoli reportedly preparing improved terms for the Senegalese star. (3.0)
  • Having been knocked back in their efforts to sign Koulibaly thus far, today's Whisper To Watch is AC Milan’s €42 million-rated 21-year-old defender Alessio Romagnoli. (3.0)

Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace are looking to add another striker to their squad as they pursue Chelsea’s Loic Remy, the Eagles could be set to lose out to West Ham United, however. (1.6)
  • The Croydon Advertiser are leading today with Palace's raid for Santos' attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, the 27-year-old has 11 caps for Brazil. (1.7)
  • One sneaking up on the rails today is Wilfried Zaha to Tottenham – Sky Sports believe the winger has met with Alan Pardew today to express his desire to leave. (1.4)


  • Everton continue to eye a move for Napoli’s Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini. (3.2)
  • Was Ronald Koeman bluffing when has said in his press conference today that he has ‘no interest' in signing Joe Hart? (3.5)
  • The Toffee’s hopes of signing Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal appear to have suffered a blow, with the 24-year-old rejecting a move to Goodison Park due to a lack of European football. (2.5)

Hull City

  • The Tigers are in a £10 million tug-of-war with Southampton for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason. (1.9)
  • Former England defender Micah Richards could be set to swap Villa Park for the KCOM Stadium. (1.9)
  • Legia Warsaw striker Nemanja Nikolic has the choice of Naples or Hull… what can you say, they're both by the coast? (1.3)

Leicester City

  • Leicester City are being linked with bringing former Stoke City midfielder Steven N’Zonzi back to the Premier League from Sevilla. (3.6)
  • The Foxes want to sign Brazilian sensation Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa, but they face competition from Champions League rivals Atlético Madrid and Juventus. (1.5)


  • Talking of Leicester's European campaign, Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi could line up against the Foxes for FC Porto in Group G should he turn down a move to Anfield. (2.8)
  • Stoke City are interested in signing Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. The former Paris Saint Germain centre-back was sent home from the Reds’ pre-season tour for indiscipline. (1.6)
  • Swiss outfit FC Sion have joined the lengthening queue for enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli. (1.0)

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Manchester City

  • Claudio Bravo has completed his £17.1 million four-year move from Barcelona – and wouldn't you know it, the Chilean will return to the Nou Camp in this season's Champions League.
  • Joe Hart bid farewell to the Etihad in last night's 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest – but Everton and Sevilla are suposedly ruling themselves out of the race. Perhaps Liverpool could sneak in on this one? (1.5)
  • Eliaquim Mangala has struggled to live up to his £32 price tag since moving to the Etihad from FC Porto two years ago, and Napoli could be set to end his Premier League misery. (1.6)

Manchester United

  • Valencia are thought to be close to securing a €12 million deal to sign Argentine defender Marcos Rojo from Manchester United. (3.7)
  • United are considering a late move to sign another South American full-back, 22-year-old Brazilian Fabinho from Monaco. (3.7)
  • The Red Devils are also weighing up a move for Southampton's José Fonte, although Saints' coach Claude Puel has today urged his captain to stay on the South Coast. (3.2)


  • Middlesbrough’s 23-year-old winger Adam Reach is wanted by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. (1.2)
  • Striker Jordan Rhodes continues to be linked with a move to Norwich City – the Scottish poacher had been expected to play against Fulham in the EFL Cup last night but remained on the bench during the 2-1 defeat. (1.7)


  • Saints have had a club record £21 million offer accepted by Lille for exciting attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal – it's just the paperwork to complete on this one. (4.9)
  • Could Boufal’s potential arrival at St. Mary’s pave the way for Jay Rodriguez to join West Bromwich Albion or Hull City? (4.5)
  • Meanwhile, boss Claude Puel has said that it is ‘very important' that José Fonte remains at St Mary's to add some experience to his side's defensive options instead of joining Manchester United. (3.2)

Stoke City

  • Stoke City’s 27-year-old defender Philipp Wollscheid is being tracked by Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg. (2.7)
  • The Potters have reportedly made a €20 million bid for Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old American midfielder Christian Pulisic. (2.6)
  • And Stoke may also be about to make an audacious move to sign French international Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool. (1.6)


  • Sunderland are close to signing 28-year-old Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra for £7 million. (4.6)
  • The Black Cats continue to be linked with a return move for Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila. (2.0)
  • Meanwhile, Everton have not given up the ghost on signing Sunderland's powerhouse defender Lamine Koné despite David Moyes protestations. (2.4)

Swansea City

  • Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has confirmed today that he is being backed by chairman Huw Jenkins and the Liberty hierarchy in the transfer market – but says all transfer talk must wait until after this weekend's league clash with Leicester City.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  • Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is supposedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is highly rated in Germany. (4.1)
  • Spurs still haven’t wrapped up a deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kévin N’Koudou, and this Whisper is beginning to fade. (2.9)
  • Meanwhile, lining up on the opposite wing to N'Koudou at White Hart Lane could be Wilfried Zaha if a £15 million deal can be agreed with Crystal Palace. (1.4)


  • Sven Kums is on Watford’s radar, as the Hornets consider a move for the 28-year-old Gent player, although another Pozzo-family club, Udinese, are also interested. (2.7)
  • Matej Vydra looks odds-on to become a Ram – Derby County boss Nigel Pearson is close to landing his man. (4.5)
  • Espanyol are interested in signing Watford’s Cameroonian full-back Allan Nyom. (1.4)

West Bromwich Albion

  • Arsenal are still considering a bid for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans. (3.8)
  • The Baggies are interested in Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor. Would the 22-year-old be a hit in the Premier League? (2.3)
  • And with Southampton close to signing Sofiane Boufal, could the door be open for Jay Rodriguez to make a loan move to The Hawthorns? (4.5)

West Ham United

  • West Ham United are thought to be on the verge of signing one of today's Whispers To Watch, 20-year-old Edimilson Fernandes from FC Sion. (4.9)
  • The Hammers could also make a move for Chelsea striker Loic Remy before the transfer deadline passes. (4.3)
  • Juventus hitman Simone Zaza will be at the London Stadium tonight for the Irons' Europa League match with Astra Giurgiu – the outcome of which could make up his mind on a move to East London. (3.1)


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